Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele

Essen, Germany

Treatment of Abscess Douglas space with its drainage (program ID: 50359)

Marko Niedergethmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Marko Niedergethmann

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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  • Studium der Medizin in Marburg, Heidelberg/Mannheim und San Francisco/USA
  • 1998 Approbation und Promotion
  • 1998 - 2012 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Chirurgie, Gefäßchirurgie und Viszeralchirurgie an der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Mannheim
  • 2006 Habilitation
  • 2008 Professor (apl.) für Chirurgie der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2010 Geschäftsführender Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Mannheim
  • 2013 Chefarzt der Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie des Alfried Krupp Krankenhauses Essen

Klinische und wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • Tumorchirurgie
  • Chirurgie von Dickdarm und Mastdarm (Darmkrebs, Colitis, Crohn)
  • Chirurgie von Leber und Bauchspeicheldrüse
  • Magen- und Speiseröhrenchirurgie
  • Minimal-invasive Chirurgie
  • Hernien- und Schilddrüsenchirurgie
  • Zertifizierter Viszeralchirurg für „Chirurgische Erkrankungen des
  • Pankreas" (2010) und„Chirurgische Erkrankungen der Leber" (2011)Kompentenzzentrum Universitätsklinik Mannheim, der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV)
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The Department of General and Visceral Surgery, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, specializes in all modern areas of surgery, starting from general medical care and up to minimally invasive and complex surgical oncology. 

The team of experienced specialists of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele provides the full range of services in diagnosis and treatment of all surgical diseases of the abdominal cavity (the 
whole gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, peritoneum), endocrine organs (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands), abdominal wall hernias (inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia) as well as soft body tissues. The patient care is carried out in the context of intensive cooperation with the multi-skilled referring doctors and specialists, other Departments of the Alfried Krupp Hospital as well as with the partners in other hospitals and medical institutions. 
Furthermore, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, specializes in malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, colon and rectum). The treatment is provided in accordance with the latest medical developments. 

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele is the Certified Intestinal Cancer Center (in accordance with DIN ISO EN 9001) and the Competence Center for Surgical Coloproctology (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery). The Department offers various variants of surgical treatment for obesity to the patients suffering from morbid obesity as well as detailed consultation services, support and postoperative 
treatment. The Department has been the Comprehensive center for the treatment of surgical pancreatic diseases since the beginning of 2016. Due to the cooperation with the Department of Urology, Gynecology, Neurology, Radiology and Internal Medicine I, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery makes up the Certified center for the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor disorders of Essen-Ruhr. This Center specializes in diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, is included in the list of “TOP 
100 Hospitals” of the FOCUS magazine. 

The main objectives of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery and its priority areas: 

  • Esophagus and stomach
  • Gall bladder and bile ducts
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Small, large intestine and rectum
  • Proctology (rectum)
  • Hernia excision 
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Obesity

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • gynecological examination
  • ultrasound examination: pelvis, abdomen
  • preoperative care
  • surgical abscess opening and subsequent drainage
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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